Air Jamaica was established on 1 April 1969.
In November 1994, the airline was taken over by the Air Jamaica Acquisition Group ( AJAG ), the state retained a 25% stake. It has been extensively modernized, but piled up in the following years, the financial losses. Since December 2004, the airline was again completely in state hands. The fleet was reduced from 20 to seven aircraft, but the losses continued to increase.
Air Jamaica was purchased in May 2010 by Caribbean Airlines, which continues the flights of Air Jamaica in July 2011 under the Namn Air Jamaica and new Iata Code BW. The rights to the name Air Jamaica must be renewed every year. The nation of Jamaica has since then held 16% of Caribbean Airlines.
Air Jamaica operated in the Caribbean Kingston, Nassau and Montego Bay, in North America New York City, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Toronto are served. Long-haul flights are currently no longer offered.
As of June 2013 the fleet of Air Jamaica consists of five aircraft:
- 5 Boeing 737-800 ( operated by Caribbean Airlines )